I love teaching and learning. I teach ancient and contemporary English language and literature and academic and social ESL/ESOL. I have a PhD in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Bachelor's degree in English from Williams College. I am certified in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) by the University of Toronto, and am owner and director of Newport ESL Services. I am very much interested in making global connections and increasing international access to higher education. I have published books and articles and delivered papers on a variety of subjects. My current teaching practice is grounded in my theory of bioedumimicry. I am a maker of meditative ink paintings and a practitioner of qi gong and feng shui. I derive balance and inspiration from the natural world. I live on beautiful Aquidneck Island in Rhode Island, USA.